The World Wakes is a Grandmaster quest, and the last quest to take place in the Fifth Age.
It has been labelled by Mod Mark as "the most important one to date".
(The OED does produce a sole example dating from 1891 which they say no more than it 'may be an example' of this usage.) Since several of their examples relate to aircraft - 'a ropey old plane'- I am wondering if it may have something to do with aeroplanes held together with rope.
Having said that, there are no naval examples given, which is the service which traditionally uses ropes on a large scale. Certain bacterial infections of beer result in viscous, glutinous strands as described in the OED quotation above, as well as spoiling the flavour.
Beer suffering these effects is described as ropy (or ropey).
Balanced and healthy diet doesn’t involve a small fortune or newfangled gadgets or subsisting on virtually any structure that may sound like a gimmick.
Mainly because it’s a fact what they say with what would seem as well good to be true: Eating very well usually means being attentive to that tiny sound inside that knows what sensible food normally be like – fresh and recognizable in general – and whatever they don’t – prepackaged and processed.